Notre Dame (3-0) is Currently Ranked No. 9 in the Associated Press Top 25 National Poll
QB Sam Hartman Ranks Top 10 in the Country in Touchdown Passes, Passing Yards, and Passer Rating
Jac Collinsworth, Jason Garrett, Zora Stephenson and Terry McAulay to Call Matchup
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 12, 2023 – The No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-0) host the Central Michigan Chippewas (1-1) this Saturday, Sept. 16, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., at 2:30 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock. It is the third consecutive year in which Peacock is the exclusive platform to watch a Notre Dame Football game.
The Fighting Irish (3-0) defeated North Carolina State, 45-24, last weekend. Fighting Irish quarterback Sam Hartman passed for 286 yards and four touchdowns; he currently ranks in the top 10 in the country in touchdown passes (10), passing yards (731), and passer rating (222.5). Running back Audric Estime ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns while wide receiver Holden Staes had four receptions for 115 yards and two scores in the victory as well.
Central Michigan topped New Hampshire, 45-42, in their home season opener last week as QB Bert Emanuel Jr. threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns while adding 101 yards and two more scores on the ground. Running back Myles Bailey rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown.
NBC Sports’ Jac Collinsworth (play-by-play) and Jason Garrett (game analyst) will call the matchup with Zora Stephenson (sideline reporter) and Terry McAulay (rules analyst).
The ND on NBC Podcast, hosted by former Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson, releases weekly episodes/additional content throughout the season. Episodes can be listened to here and wherever you listen to podcasts.
Peacock is home to significant Fighting Irish content. In addition to its exclusive presentation of Notre Dame-Central Michigan, Peacock simulstreams all Notre Dame Football games that air on NBC. The streaming service has also provided exclusive live coverage of the Notre Dame Football Blue-Gold game, Notre Dame Pro Day and Notre Dame hockey.
Peacock’s expansive programming offers the most live sports of any SVOD service in the United States, featuring live coverage including Sunday Night Football, Olympic Games, Premier League, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, Big Ten football (beginning in September), and much more. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.
As part of a four-game college football slate across NBC Sports this Saturday, Peacock will also exclusively present No. 8 Washington at Michigan State at 5 p.m. ET as well as simulstream presentations of B1G Saturday Night featuring Syracuse at Purdue (7:30 p.m. ET on NBC) and the HBCU New York Classic (3 p.m. ET on CNBC).
NBC SPORTS’ REMAINING 2023 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
|Sat., Sept. 16||2:30 p.m.||Central Michigan||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 23||7:30 p.m.||Ohio State||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 14||7:30 p.m.||USC||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 28||3:30 p.m.||Pittsburgh||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., Nov. 18||3:30 p.m.||Wake Forest||NBC, Peacock|
This year, NBC Sports and Notre Dame kick off their 33rd season. NBC Sports and the University of Notre Dame began their landmark Notre Dame Football relationship in 1991 and have renewed the partnership numerous times. The current agreement runs through the 2025 season.